Your Guide to Spring in Sunset Beach, NC

Explore the Best of Sunset Beach in the Spring

Once spring works to unravel the floral accents of Sunset Beach, gentle breezes carry the sweet scent of blooming flowers, and the salty serenity of the ocean throughout the town. Before welcoming the busier season of summer, tourists travel to Sunset Beach to bask in the calmer scene enjoying strolls along the beach, picturesque walks along nature trails, and supporting local shops and restaurants. Additionally, Sunset Beach is filled with local activities such as live music and local artisan markets, keeping you entertained during your relaxing vacation. Whether you’re a foodie or an outdoor sunbather, you’ll be greeted with a plethora of unique experiences and unforgettable memories. This guide will help you plan the ultimate spring getaway before Sunset Beach picks up for the summer.
Sunset Beach Homes on the beach

Indulge in the Town’s Culture with these Local Spring Activities

There are many local experiences to enhance your trip, from lively market booths filled with fresh vegetables and handcrafted items to the sound of bluegrass music floating over the sea air. These hidden gems offer an extra layer of magic to your springtime escape, making memories that will last long after the sun sets.

Bluegrass by the Beach (Saturday, April 27, 2024)

Bluegrass by the Beach brings the community together for an unforgettable musical celebration by the water. This outdoor concert series features the best bluegrass music performed by local musicians and special guests. Listen to all banjos twang, fiddles sing, and guitars strum against the backdrop of Sunset Beach’s coastline. Enjoy local food trucks and drinks from Makai Brewery. Bring a picnic blanket, get together with loved ones, and get ready to listen to the bluegrass music in the gentle breeze of the spring winds. You can join in on the jam session with Ralph II and the Clinch Mountain Boys, so don’t forget your banjo!

Market in the Park (April – September, Thursdays 9AM – 1PM) 

Experience Market in the Park, an event starting in the spring that puts artisanal goods and local farm-fresh produce at the forefront. Meet the merchants behind the fresh spring season goods and let them share their knowledge with you. Browse through baked goods, homemade jams, cheeses, and more. Shop around for the perfect beachside picnic, or find a souvenir to take home. Market in the Park is the best gathering place for both visitors and community members.
Surf Lessons on Sunset Beach, NC

Enjoy the Weather and Escape in Nature

Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Tours 

Immerse yourself in the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway for a thrilling paddle boarding or kayaking experience. Regardless of your experience level, you can find many kayaking tours and rentals throughout Sunset Beach. Glide along the water while admiring the expansive views of wetlands, waterways, and animal habitats. Adventure Kayak Tours offers low to moderately challenging guided tours of Bird Island, Tubbs Inlet, and Blane Creek.

Surfing & Fishing Charters

If you need more of an adrenaline rush, local surf shops provide equipment rentals and surf lessons. Soak up the sun and catch a thrill as you ride the waves. You can also find your next best catch by embarking on one of Sunset Beach’s renowned fishing charters! Whether you’re looking to go deep-sea fishing or experience in-shore fishing, you’ll be led to prime fishing spots by knowledgeable captains. Choose a charter that runs all day or half of the day; cast your line, reel in your catch, and enjoy the waters! 

Experience the Fresh, Local Coastal Cuisine

Oyster Rock, 9931 Nance St, Calabash, NC, 28467

The spring setting at Oyster Rock in Calabash near Sunset Beach is a delightful coastal experience. Overlooking the Calabash River, the Oyster Rock provides an amazing view both inside and out. Watch the boats pass through the waterway as the sun sets during dinner hours. You’ll really feel like you’re embarking on an adventure once you taste their delectable cuisine made from scratch. Savor the fresh flavors of spring and enjoy the flavors of the sea from shrimp and oysters to calamari and seaweed. There are even exclusive menu options that change daily, so be sure to ask for the appetizer, dinner, and dessert of the day.

Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille, 14 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 28469

If you want to experience coastal dining at its finest, Jink’s Creek Waterfront Grille is the perfect place during the spring. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, this quaint waterfront eatery provides a lovely setting for visitors to enjoy delicious meals from the sea or the garden amidst a breathtaking view of boats on the water. Choose from seafood dishes and steak dinners with a fresh glass of wine! Take in the springtime breeze as you dine on the patio or stay inside and watch the panoramic views from the large dining room windows. Embrace the spirit of spring and treat yourself to a delicious waterfront view.

Where to Stay During Your Spring Sunset Beach Vacation

Now that you have a few activities added to your itinerary, you can start planning your spring adventure to Sunset Beach, NC! Sunset Properties offers the perfect vacation rentals near all of your favorite activities in Sunset Beach. So, if you’re looking for a pet-friendly vacation home, need a rental with a dock, or want all the features of your dream home, you can book directly online and save with us! View our selection of homes near the best restaurants and outdoor activities in Sunset Beach, NC.

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